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Award Title Best Overall Abstract Award 
Award Description Any abstract accepted for presentation at the SOT Annual Meeting that indicates a medical device or combination product impact is eligible for the Best Overall Abstract Award. Abstracts may be nominated by contacting the MDCPSS leadership. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and an invitation to the MDCPSS reception held during the Annual Meeting.

Applicants should submit SOT notice of abstract acceptance, abstract, full names and affiliation of all abstract co-authors, and a biosketch/CV.

Contact: Mercedes Salvador-Silva, 2022-2023 MDCPSS Councilor  
Deadline January 6 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Best Poster Award 
Award Description Any poster accepted for presentation during the Medical Device and Combination Products Poster Session at the SOT Annual Meeting is eligible for the Best Poster Award. Nominees must attend the meeting (virtual or in person) and present the submitted poster. The winning author(s) will receive a ribbon and a certificate of recognition.

All posters in the Medical Device and Combination Product Poster Session will be considered for the Best Poster Award. The posters will be judged during the poster session.

Contact: Mercedes Salvador-Silva, 2022-2023 MDCPSS Councilor  
Deadline N/A 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Best Published Paper Award  
Award Description Any paper published in a peer-reviewed journal during the calendar year prior to the SOT Annual Meeting is eligible for the Best Published Paper Award. Papers should illustrate techniques or approaches that are likely to significantly advance the field of medical devices or combination products. To nominate a paper for this award, contact the MDCPSS leadership with a complete citation and a brief justification statement. The winning author(s) will receive a plaque and an invitation to the MDCPSS reception held during the Annual Meeting.

Applicants should submit a completed citation for the published paper, full names and affiliation of all co-authors, a brief justification statement, and a biosketch/CV.

Contact: Mercedes Salvador-Silva, 2022-2023 MDCPSS Councilor  
Deadline January 6 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Malek Toxicology Delaware LLC Student Excellence Award 
Award Description The Student Excellence Award is provided from a grant from Malek Toxicology Delaware LLC to recognize student scientific accomplishments and participation at SOT. Qualifying students or post-docs must have an accepted abstract for presentation at the Annual Meeting. A committee appointed by the MDCPSS leadership will select recipients of the award. Applications will be judged on the quality of the abstract, relevance to the field, and strength of the support letter from a supervisor/mentor.

Each year, the award will be given at the MDCPSS reception at the Annual Meeting. The award recipient will give a 5 minute overview/presentation at the annual reception.

Applicants should submit SOT notice of abstract acceptance*, abstract, full names and affiliation of all co-authors, confirmation of enrollment in a matriculation program or formerly mentored postdoctorate program, a letter of support from a supervisor/mentor, and a biosketch/CV.

Contact: Mercedes Salvador-Silva, 2022-2023 MDCPSS Councilor  
Deadline January 6 
Applicable Documents  
 
Award Title Student Achievement Award 
Award Description The Medical Device and Combination Product Specialty Section (MDCPSS) Student Achievement Award recognizes undergraduate and graduate student research accomplishments. A committee appointed by the MDCPSS leadership will select recipients of the award based on the scientific merit of a medical device or combination product-related abstract. The abstract must be based on the student’s research and must be accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting. Each Student Achievement Award recipient will also receive a plaque and an invitation to the MDCPSS reception held during the Annual Meeting. Each award recipient will give a 5 minute overview/presentation at the annual reception.

Applicants should submit SOT notice of abstract acceptance*, abstract, and a biosketch/CV.

Contact: Mercedes Salvador-Silva, 2022-2023 MDCPSS Councilor  
Deadline January 6 
Applicable Documents  
 

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